(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Gratitude and hospitality : Tamil refugee employment in London and the conditional nature of integration

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HEALEY R.L. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography and Development Studies, Univ., Chester, ROYAUME-UNI


This article examines gratitude and hospitality through Tamil refugee employment in London and the conditional nature of integration. It is possible to analyse employment as both an opportunity to give back, and something for which to be grateful. However, gratitude may not necessarily be felt towards the host society. If employment is found through the ethnic community, gratitude is likely to be concentrated there, rather than in the wider society. For the refugee participants in this research, asylum is a debt which can rarely be fully repaid, leaving them to seek acceptance and respect beyond the tolerance they are offered


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no3 [pp. 614-628]

Bibliographic references : 3 p

Collation : 2 tabl.



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